General Privacy Policy

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    BeerAdvocate Founders (17,671) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts

    BeerAdvocate.com Privacy Policy

    This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for BeerAdvocate.com (the "Service"), and applies solely to information collected by this Service.

    Information Gathering
    The providers ("we", "us", "our") are the sole owners of the information collected by our Service. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily provide us.

    Contributing to our Service requires the creation of an account, at which time we collect and process the following data:
    • name/username
    • email address
    • date of birth
    • IP addresses
    Further data may be collected if you choose to share it, such as if you fill out fields on your profile. We may also collect non-personally identifiable technical information used purely for the purposes of analytics.

    Use of Information
    We may use your personal information in the following ways:
    • registering your account and customizing your experience
    • account management and authentication
    • transactional and informational emails, which you may opt-out of at any time
    Third Parties
    If directly provided by you, these are some of the third parties that could be using your data as a result of your signing up for or using their service.
    • Eventbrite: for event tickets; name, email, billing information.
    • Chargebee: for magazine subscriptions; name, email, billing information, shipping information.
    • Shopify: for merchandise orders; name, email, billing information, shipping information.
    • Magzter: for digital magazine subscriptions.
    • Google Play Newsstand: for digital magazine subscriptions.
    • Stripe/PayPal: for transactional purchases.
    We do not share or store this data. Please refer to each service for their own privacy policy.

    Security
    We are committed to ensuring that any information you provide to us is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect.

    Cookies
    We use "cookies" on this Service. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a Service visitor's hard drive to help us improve your access to our Service and identify repeat visitors to our Service. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our Service. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Service. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our Service, but is require to use portions of our Service.

    Some of our business partners may use cookies on our Service (for example, advertisers or analytical services). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

    Links
    This Service contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Service and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.

    Rights
    You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you. To do so please log into your account or contact us. If you believe that the information we hold for you is incomplete or inaccurate, you may log in to edit your profile information or contact us.

    Acceptance
    Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. When registering we will further request your explicit acceptance of the privacy policy.

    Changes
    We may make changes to this policy at any time. You may be asked to review and re-accept the information in this policy if it changes in the future.